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by The Joint Commission
NCBH receives the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) 2011 Safety Net Patient Safety Award for its Reducing Adverse Outcomes on Labor and Delivery initiative.
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Financial Services

As a member facility of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, NCBH has long set an example of how all people - regardless of their ability to pay or their immigration status - should be served. Our financial assistance program far exceeds NYS requirements for providing charity care, reduces disparities to access by assisting eligible patients to obtain public health insurance and provides discounted services to uninsured patients.

Patients should carry insurance cards with them at all times. Not every insurance plan pays for all charges, diagnoses or conditions and there may be deductibles or co-pays. Also for some plans, it is the responsibility of the patient or policy holder to inform their insurer in a timely manner regarding most hospitalizations, particularly elective hospital admissions. 

If it is determined a patient has no insurance coverage, the hospital staff will discuss with you the various alternatives available to resolve the outstanding bill. This could include assistance with Medicaid applications, reduced charges or payments over an extended period of time. The hospital Patient Accounts staff will help to answer questions related to any patient's bill.

Avoid Surprises. Reduce your chances of receiving an unexpected invoice for non-emergency healthcare. Get information about how to reach our financial counselors, what health plans we participate in and the costs for many of our services.

For questions about inpatient bills call (718) 519-3600.
For questions about Emergency Department or outpatient bills, call (718) 918-3375.

We offer a variety of services to ensure that everyone has access to health care, regardless of ability to pay.

MetroPlus Health Plan

An HHC subsidiary that provides low or no-cost health insurance to eligible people living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens through the following plans:

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Child Health Plus
  • Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid HIV Special Needs Plan, Partnership in Care
  • MetroPlus Medicare

For more information on MetroPlus, call 1 (800) 475-6387 (METRO) or visit

HHC Options

North Central Bronx Hospital, a member of HHC, provides a financial assistance program for uninsured patients that reduces the patient bill to an affordable level depending on family size and household income. This program is offered to New York City residents, regardless of immigration status.
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Prescription Assistance Programs

Patients without prescription coverage are asked to pay a $10 administrative fee for each prescription. Patients will not be asked to pay more than $40 at any single visit, no matter how many prescriptions they receive. If a patient is unable to afford the fee, a Financial Counselor is available to discuss payment options.

Medicare Part D

Medicare prescription drug coverage is insurance provided by private companies that have been approved by Medicare. As of January 1, 2006, new Medicare prescription drug coverage is available to everyone with Medicare. This drug coverage may help lower prescription drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future.
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Public Financial Assistance
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